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Over the past twenty-five years the introduction of labor-saving technologies has greatly reduced the average amount of time a worker needs to produce a given output, potentially both reducing the number of hours each worker works each week and increasing workers’ leisure time correspondingly. The average amount of leisure time per worker, however, has increased at only half the rate at which the average hourly output per worker has grown.
If the statements above are true, which one of the following is most strongly supported by them?
(A) Workers on average spend more money on leisure activities today than they did twenty-five years ago.
(B) Labor-saving technologies have created fewer jobs than they have eliminated.
(C) The percentage of the population that is in the work force has grown over the past twenty-five years.
(D) The average hourly output per worker has not risen as much as had been anticipated when modern labor-saving technologies were first introduced.
(E) Twenty-five years ago the average weekly output per worker was less than it is today.
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Re: Interesting CR [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2010, 11:35
E

A B & C are out of Scope
D is not correct (as the stimuli doesn't mention Anticipation any where)

Left with E.

Even if you don't use elimination, only E seems to be in line with the stimuli, all others seem out of context.
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Re: Interesting CR [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2010, 12:19
IMO it is E.
A) Workers on average spend more money on leisure activities today than they did twenty-five years ago.
>> Money out of scope.
(B) Labor-saving technologies have created fewer jobs than they have eliminated.
>> Less jobs out of scope.
(C) The percentage of the population that is in the work force has grown over the past twenty-five years.
>> Number of people is out of scope.
(D) The average hourly output per worker has not risen as much as had been anticipated when modern labor-saving technologies were first introduced.
>> At first I thought this could be one. But the passage mentions "twenty-five years the introduction of labor-saving technologies has greatly reduced the average amount of time a worker needs to produce a given output" .. that means it still is working. So D can not be the answer.
(E) Twenty-five years ago the average weekly output per worker was less than it is today.
>> Yes it is. This will be stongly supported by the above argument.
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Re: Interesting CR [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2010, 21:12
OA is indeed E.
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Re: Interesting CR [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2010, 01:46
the answer is E
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Re: Interesting CR [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2010, 01:57
E.

Guys , but what is interesting here so much ? ) :-D
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Re: Interesting CR [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2011, 08:54
The stimulus,however,talks about numbers and averages and instinctively you think in terms of number and percentages chapter in Powerscore, the answer choices seems pretty easy and ONLY E is left out as every other AC seems out of scope.
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Re: Interesting CR [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2011, 14:47
+1 E

Remember that Must be true questions don't accept new information in the answer choices.
The correct answer must be an inference based on the estimulus.
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Re: Interesting CR [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 00:57
shd be E
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Re: Interesting CR [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 02:54
Easy E.
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Re: Interesting CR [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 04:28
+1 for E
no other options are even remotely related. :)
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